The California Centers for International Trade Development (CITD), of the California Community Colleges, helps California business expand internationally and colleges become more globalized.
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Trade Compliance Concerns? Visit our International Trade Compliance Institute (ITCI) where you can search our regulatory database and frequently asked questions on trade regulations. ITCI seeks to raise the level of regulatory compliance by increasing awareness and overcoming fears.
Export Series Podcasts
Free on-line tutorials for getting started in international trade. Each podcast will focus on a specific export topic presented by an industry expert. Our complete series will walk you through all phases of the export process while sharing resources that can help motivate and prepare you to export successfully.
CGBP Exam Prep
Our on-line training course helps to prepare international trade professionals to sit for the NASBITE CGBP exam. The Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) is a designation, accredited by NASBITE International, that demonstrates an individual’s ability to conduct global business. It is a benchmark for competency in global commerce.
The program was developed by two of the leading organizations that provide assistance to manufacturers - the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the U.S. Export Assistance Centers of the U.S. Department of Commerce - and is offered in collaboration with numerous state trade offices, and other regional partners throughout the country. By the end of the program every company will have developed their own international growth plan and accelerated their export sales process.
Youth Entrepreneurship Program
Ever thought of self-employment as a viable career option? The Youth Entrepreneurship Program will teach you how to make money from your interests and education by starting your own business!
California Community Colleges Acting Chancellor Erik Skinner Announces $1.62 million U.S. Small Business Administration grant for export promotion. The California State Trade and Export Promotion (California STEP) project combines a network of state, federal, private and non-profit trade promotion organizations in California to facilitate export promotion activities, serving targeted industries, to drive exports for small businesses. More
Market Development Cooperative Program (MDCP)
Title VI B - Business and International Education
The San Diego CITD received a two-year grant from the US Department of Education, Business and International Education Program Title VIB – to assist institutionalize Southwestern College (SWC) newly established Logistics and Transportation Certificate/A.S. Degree Program at its Higher Education Center (HEC) location in Otay Mesa, California. The grant allowed SWC and CITD to strengthen relationships with industry, establish new linkages with cross border public and private entities, enhance faculty education, enhance the international skill set of students and offer specialized services to businesses to launch and/or increase their international trade activities. More
CalAgX - Agricultural Export Training
training series is funded by the USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant program, and is aimed to help California producers, processors and marketers of California grown or processed specialty crops develop their "next steps" to expand globally. From understanding the financial and promotional assistance available to establishing your trade assistance network and responding to foreign sales inquiries, moving products overseas and resolving export barriers, this course will add value to your international marketing endeavors. More